kita ni kalau nak apa2 mesti dengan ilmu. nak dunia dengan ilmu. nak akhirat pun dengan ilmu.
i gave birth approx 4 years ago. i was a student at that time. abangf was around alhamdulillah, jadi pom pom girl bersorak suruh push but he went back to jordan when faheem was 3 weeks old.
i was a medical student at that time, 4 months away from my professional exam; in which i would graduate if i pass. abang was in his 5th year and had another year to go before he can become a doctor. so i went back to kuantan with my mom. ummi took care of faheem when i attended lectures and clinical work in the hospital. i had 2 weeks of maternity leave and that was all. not more than that. berpantang tak uisah cerita, memang ke laut.
1 of the biggest challenge i faced at that time was breastfeeding. bila tinggalkan anak awal pagi, jumpa balik dah malam, in between i was busy and not able to pump out milk despite having a good breast pump, makan pun x menentu, kadang2 ada masa makan, tapi selalunya tak sempat. it didnt take long for milk production to stop. i took maxolone, domperidone, tell me i tried to keep the milk going. tapi bukan rezqi ameer faheem. ada orang kata kena minum air banyak, ada orang kata kena makan bubur kacang hijau, ada orang kata kena minum soya. macam2 lah petua. tapi kalau minum soya pun dlm kotak, bukan ada khasiat sangat, gula je lebih huu.
masa tu mana pernah dengar pasal produk shaklee tambah susu etc. i was naive. tp menyesal tu memang ada. cuna tanya inu2 yang tak banyak susu, tak dapat feed their baby, memang depress. menangis je memanjang. rasa macam a total failure at being a mother. from there i like to help mothers who really want to breastfeed their babies, because i understand what they are going through. bukan makan set banyak susu akan terus jadi supermom, banyak lagi ilmu lain kena tahu. cthnya milk supply and demand, complications that may arise etc.
when my lil sister gave birth to a handsome baby boy, i urged her to breastfeed. tapi dia kata takde susu. dahla housewife, memang rugi sangat2 kalau x exclusive breastfeed baby. awal2 memang takde susu, tapi kena hold on, relax and sabar, it will become better. so skrg dia mengandung the second one, mesti kena breastfeed! if only people know that no lab in the world can create
formula milk that is as superb as breastmilk, then they will do everything to ensure that their babies get only the best!
nothing comes easy in life, i always remember that. so is breastfeeding!
get help if u need one.